JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The dogs that mauled a 42-year-old woman Wednesday have attacked before, according to the dogs' owner, Diana Smith.
Officers responded around 11 a.m. to an animal attack in the 13000 block of Gillespie Avenue.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Officers said they found the woman, 42-year-old Dorothy Michelle Sluder, bleeding from the side of her face and hysterical in the bathroom. She had a large cut over her eye.
"She asked if she could use the restroom and I said, 'Yeah hold on just a minute and let me put my dogs up,'" Smith explained.
The victim, Dorothy Sluder, stopped by to pick up cans Smith collected for her. Smith said before she could secure the dogs the Pit Bull and one-year-old Pit Bull mix attacked the guest.
"Her arm was laid open, her eye got bit right here on the side and she had blood everywhere," Smith said.